Learn how to say Bar correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word bar:
1a long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon:
an iron bar
bars on the windows
an amount of food or another substance formed into a narrow block:
a bar of chocolate
a band of colour or light:
bars of sunlight shafting through the windows
British the heating element of an electric fire.
(the bar) the crossbar of a goal:
Clark’s shot hit the bar
British a metal strip below the clasp of a medal, awarded as an additional distinction:
he was awarded a second bar to his DSO
a sandbank or shoal at the mouth of a harbour or an estuary:
the bar to the estuary of the River Eske
Heraldry a charge in the form of a narrow horizontal stripe across the shield.
2a counter in a pub, restaurant, or cafe across which drinks or refreshments are served:
standing at the bar
a room in a pub, restaurant, or hotel in which alcohol is served:
the oak-panelled bar of the Lion
an establishment where alcohol and sometimes other refreshments are served:
a small friendly bar open all day
[with modifier] a small shop, stall, or area in a department store that serves refreshments or provides a specified service:
a sandwich bar
3a barrier or restriction to an action or advance:
political differences are not necessarily a bar to a good relationship
Law a plea suspending an action or claim in a lawsuit.
4 Music any of the short sections or measures, typically of equal time value, into which a piece of music is divided, shown on a score by vertical lines across the stave:
the opening bars of the first hymn
5 (the bar) a partition in a court room, now usually notional, beyond which most people may not pass and at which an accused person stands:
the prisoner at the bar
British a rail marking the end of each chamber in the Houses of Parliament:
he had to appear at the Bar of the House for a reprimand by the Speaker
6 (the Bar) the profession of barrister:
his dismissal from the Singapore Bar
British barristers collectively.
North American lawyers collectively.
a particular court of law.